The idea behind the programming and educational portion of this blog is to have very brief sessions that convey a lot of information. Bite size, five minute, educational blurbs. Edurbs? Blureds?
The platform I work on is Microsoft Windows and Microsoft SQL Server. The reasoning is that most people have Microsoft Windows and are familiar with this environment and Microsoft SQL Server Express is a free product and easy to work – except for the install.
But first… You have to install the free version of Microsoft SQL Server.
Fortunately, many people have covered the install of Microsoft SQL Server:
This is another good install site, with a lot of information about the limits of SQL Server.
I think our 5 minutes are up. It will more than likely take more than 5 minutes to install SQL Server Express Edition.
Next time, I will go over how to look at the databases on a database server (your SQL Server Install), how to create databases, delete databases and how to detach a database and a brief explanation of why you would do those things!